Northern Kentucky University’s cross country teams both competed in the Queen City Invitational on Sept. 7 in Cincinnati. The men finished fifth out of 12 teams, led by sophomore J.J. Webber, who finished in 16th place. The women finished fifth out of 10 teams led by freshman Addie Biteman, who finished in 16th place.
Northern Kentucky University’s men’s golf team began its season with a third-place finish at the Wasioto Winds Fall Kick-Off Invitational in Morehead, Ky., held Sept. 10-11. The Norse finished with a three-round total of 877, finishing third out of 14 teams. Freshman Zach Wright led the way for the Norse finishing sixth, shooting two-under par for the tournament.
The Northern Kentucky University men’s soccer team was in action in Indianapolis this weekend. NKU’s match against Butler University was cancelled on Sept. 7 due to severe weather. Butler led 1-0, when the match was halted in the 39th minute due to lightning and was later called off as severe weather continued. The Norse played IUPUI on Sept. 9 and lost 1-0. NKU led in shots 20-9 but were not able to convert any of them for goals, while IUPUI scored in the 15th minute for the victory.
The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team participated in the Harvard Invitational over the weekend. The Norse defeated Providence College in straight sets (25-23, 25-15, 25-13). NKU lost for the first time this season on Sept. 8, falling in five sets to Manhattan College (25-23, 28-26, 24-26, 22-25, 15-6). NKU came back from a 24-21 deficit in the third set and a 17-8 deficit in the fourth set to send the match to a fifth set, but were not able to complete the comeback. The Norse came back strong later the same day by defeating host Harvard University in straight sets (25-21, 25-21, 25-23.)
The Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer team played Murray State University on Sept. 9 and won the match 4-2. Freshmen Hanna Pateryn and Maria Silbersack gave the Norse the lead with goals in the 26th and 29th minutes. Murray State came back to tie the score and just a minute later in the 55th minute Silbersack scored to give the Norse the lead for good. An own goal by Murray State in the 75th minute extended NKU’s lead.